Real Madrid v Barcelona - Xavi's first Clasico ends in demolition of Real
Liga / Matchday 29
Bernabéu / 20.03.2022
A MATCH WHICH WILL LIVE LONG IN THE MEMORY
Real Madrid may well shrug this off if they win the Champions League but this is a result which will never be forgotten in Barcelona. The Xavi-era has its first massive high point. You feel there will be many others. Thanks for following the match with us.
IT IS GETTING VERY TESTY
Two more bookings as Gonzalez fouls Camavinga and then is charged from behind by Vazquez.
ANOTHER DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION FOR BARCA
Pedri and Alba comes off for Alves and Nico Gonzalez.
CAMAVINGA GOES INTO THE BOOK
He just caught Busquets after he had passed the ball.
DEPAY SHOOTS LOW AND FIRM AT GOAL
But Courtois dives to his right. He has let in four but Courtois has had a good game.
TER STEGEN DENIES ALABA
The Real defender gets a strong shot at goal but it is close to ter Stegen and he pushes away.
ANOTHER YELLOW CARD
This one for Alba who lunges in on Vinicius Jr.
DEMBELE MISSES A GREAT CHANCE FOR FIVE
Depay played him through and Dembele out-strengthed Alaba but then with plenty of the goal to aim at he shot wide.
AUBAMEYANG WILL NOT GET HIS HAT-TRICK
He is replaced by Depay, with de Jong also coming off for Gavi.
CASEMIRO WITH A DECENT EFFORT
His swerving shot from 30 yards gave ter Stegen a nervoud moment but flew wide of the goal.
GOOD SAVE FROM COURTOIS
Torres raced through and shot firmly but the Belgian stopper saved diving to his right.
ASENSIO COMES ON FOR NACHO
A positive substitution but the game seems well beyond that.
MODRIC GOES INTO THE BOOK
He lunged into a challenge on Dembele but he was late and caught the Barcelona forward's foot.
ANOTHER CHANCE FOR HAT-TRICK GOES ABEGGING
De Jong heads across the box for Aubameyang in the box but stretching on the half-volley he can't get a good contact on his shot.
RODRYGO MAKES ROOM FOR A SHOT
The forward could not direct his effort wide of ter Stegen who saved comfortably.
WHAT A MISS!
Aubameyang won't get a better chance for a hat-trick, Pedri put it on a plate for him sliding in a cross from the left hand side of the penalty area but Aubameyang somehow put it wide of the target.
REAL MADRID ARE SHELL-SHOCKED
Rather like PSG on Tuesday after they destroyed them, Real have lost their heads and are arguing every decision.
GOAL FOR BARCELONA!
A goal has now been awarded. Aubameyang has a second. As well as a great start to the Xavi Clasico era this might be one of the great first appearances in the game.
AUBAMEYANG HAS THE BALL IN THE NET AGAIN!
It was a delightful dink after Torres played him in but offside has been given initially. VAR is now checking.
DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION AT THE BREAK
Things happened too quick to be able to mention but Carvajal and Kroos came off at half time to be replaced by Diaz and Camvinga